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“The problem was to build up a circle of reference—taking the modern mind to be the medieval mind with wash after wash of classical culture poured over it since the Renaissance.” from Ezra Pound, The Art of Poetry No. 5, the Paris Review.
After reading Pound’s statement, the Cantos begin to make more sense . . . but first you must have some knowledge of history, literary and otherwise or you will just flounder . . . like reading Ulysses without any point of reference for Joyce’s literary landscape, human and/or geophysical . . .
That’s it, end of discussion . . . know yer toilet paper !!!
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